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Hanakapiai Falls

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Address: Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-464-0840
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Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from Oahu
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We took my mom to Kauai for her 60th birthday and rented a place in Princeville just to hike this trail. We had read that the parking lot fills up early and even though we got... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my mom to Kauai for her 60th birthday and rented a place in Princeville just to hike this trail. We had read that the parking lot fills up early and even though we got there before 8am the parking right at the beach were already filled. There's another parking lot but be careful because there are huge holes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is no walk in the park. Be sure to bring plenty of water(2L+), good shoes/boots with a sturdy sole that can handle water and mud, sunscreen, insect repellant, your bathers and towel and perhaps a light snack or lunch. We set off from the carpark at about 9:30am and due to beautiful scenery and photo stops we took approximately... More 

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Thank Tristan B
Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Round trip took us 7 hours. Wished we had walking sticks. Could have brought more water (even after reading prior reviews) and food. Do NOT try this in the dark. Good shoes are a must. Muddy. Proud to have finished this and led to the most appreciated hot tub/jacuzzi soak ever upon returning to our hotel.

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Thank MinnesotaDude
Lansing, Michigan
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an incredible experience to hike to these falls with my wife and 10 & 12 year old daughters. The falls themselves were absolutely breathtaking. We got there late in the day and were worried we wouldn't get out before sunset so we didn't dive into the water. We thoroughly enjoyed the mist, collected a rock, and headed back.... More 

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Thank RahimP_1977
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the nicest hikes I have ever done! Like every one says, get here early to park at the end of the road. We started hiking at 6.30am in cool temperatures which was the perfect choice as it got very hot later. We returned around 12 and there was no more parking to be found. Right from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start out early in the morning and you will miss most of the days' heat and latecomers that seem to grow with the day. if you take a dip in the falls pool be ready for cold!

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Thank songato49
Canada
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135 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Misty, muddy, and extremely crowded trail so go early if you want to beat the crowd. If fairly fit will not take more than 4 hours round-trip. We were there early and made it to the falls behind just a couple of people. On our way back we met chains after chains of people and had to wait quite often... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whaaat? What is the big deal, I read the reviews for this trail before my latest trip to Kauai and I serioulsy thought well I will give it a try and see how far I make it. Among the reviewers was a Naval Special Warfare veteran, atheletes and what not. I left my car at 8AM I expected to be... More 

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Pollock Pines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We started on a perfect day a journey deeper into the island. The hike is not for the timid, from the start of the trail round trip it is 8.2 miles. The adventure is worth experience. The pure beauty of the beach you first reach is your half way point. Good time to take a breath an listen to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you are going, you need the following: solid tread on your shoes, an early start, water, solid tread on your shoes and more water. While there are 22 miles in total, hike in hike out, without a camping permit you can only go as far as hanakapiai falls, the four mile in four mile out, 8 mile total hike.... More 

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